Intelligent and powerful all-in-one recruiting software


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About the role

About Ashby

We’re building the next generation of enterprise software and we’re starting with a suite of products that help talent leaders, recruiters, and hiring managers run their hiring process significantly better (we haven’t shared much publicly about what we’re building yet, but we’ll be more specific once we meet).

We are well funded and backed by great investors, including Y Combinator, Elad Gil and Lachy Groom.

We have not launched publicly yet, but we're already working with amazing companies, such as Opendoor, Plaid, Airtable, Snyk, Benchling and SalesLoft (and many others which we cannot name yet) - it's a great time to join 🚀

About this Role

As our first Recruiter you will partner closely with Benji (our CEO) to expand our excellent engineering team and build out our go-to-market side. You will also have input into how the next generation of recruiting software is built!

You could be a great fit if

  • 👷‍♀️You're excited to build a talent function from the ground up (and potentially lead it down the line)

  • 🙌️You're used to handling the entire recruiting cycle, from sourcing to helping close candidates

  • 💡You find creative ways to to connect with talent

  • 🤓You can translate business needs into hiring goals

  • 🔍You pay a lot of attention to detail. You take pride in a clean recruiting pipeline. You obsess over staying on top of all candidates in process (Ashby helps with this too!)

  • ⚡️You move fast. You constantly find areas of improvement. You use tools/technology to leverage your time (and you have opinions on how recruiting tools should be improved)

  • ❤️You have a passion for cultivating an exceptional candidate experience


  • 👨‍👨‍👧‍👧You have experience closing senior candidates across go-to-market & engineering roles

  • 📢You can tell Ashby's story in way that resonates with candidates

  • 📊You are analytical and use numbers to track progress and identify issues (again, Ashby can help here!)

Our Philosophy

Here are a few key points that should give you an idea of what it is like to work with us:

  • We spend a lot of time building best-in-class products since we believe a highly differentiated product is a lot easier to sell.

  • We want to offer deep expertise whenever we interact with prospects and customers.

  • We strongly believe that small teams with very talented people (and the right work environment) deliver much better performance than teams with large headcount. We hire and compensate accordingly.

We value a strong sense of ownership, principled thinking over experience, and thoughtful communication (we put a lot of effort into using the right communication channels) - we’ll get into these and other values during the hiring process.


  • You’ll get the time to do things the right way; we put a lot of emphasis on high quality work and avoid quick hacks as much as possible

  • You get to build a company that's building the next generation of products for recruiters!

  • Competitive compensation

  • Top notch health insurance for you and your dependents with all premiums covered by us

  • 401(k) matching if you're in the US

Ashby provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and welcome people from all backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and abilities.

Why you should join Ashby

Hi! I'm Benji, the Co-Founder and CEO at Ashby. At Ashby, we're improving the productivity of working professionals with intelligent and powerful software. We put a lot of effort into designing products that are approachable to beginners but mastered & extended by power users. In many ways, spreadsheets set the bar here.

Our first products provide talent teams with clever automation, powerful analytics tools, and customizable workflows packaged in great UX. We haven't launched publicly, but we have many paying customers who love us and use us every day like Opendoor, Airtable, Duolingo, and Notion. Notion's Head of Talent said Ashby is "probably the tool we are in the most and rely on the most, as a recruiting team."

Our culture is motivated by Abhik's (my co-founder and Head of Engineering) and my belief that a small talented team, given the right environment, can build a great product and service fast (and work regular hours!). We hire exceptional, kind, thoughtful people and provide an environment where we can be happy, feel challenged, and do our best work.

We are well funded and backed by great investors, including Y Combinator, Elad Gil, and Lachy Groom. We'll share more once we meet!

Team Size:50
Location:San Francisco
Benji Encz
Benji Encz
Abhik Pramanik
Abhik Pramanik